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Födelsedag
1966-12-08
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Ireland
Födelseort
Dublin, Ireland
Utbildning
Trinity College, Dublin
College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
Yrken
journalist
banker
broadcaster
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www.davidmcwilliams.ie

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Presented by Irish economist and social commentator David McWilliams, Addicted to Money is the THE program for anyone who wants to know how and why the 2008 Global Financial Crisis came about, what it all means for us now, and what we can dot create a more sustainable economy.
 
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Langri_Tangpa_Centre | May 30, 2016 |
Almost every sentence in this book is inaccurate or otherwise flawed, but if you read past the deets you actually come away with some interesting truths about how the Irish see themselves today and the idea that the diaspora could be the salvation of the mother country's soul. Just ignore all the adjectives.

(Chest still hurts).
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MeditationesMartini | 1 annan recension | Jun 24, 2008 |
This accompanied a tv series that I unfortunately / fortunately missed. There is a lot of potential here for launching rants from me (and may later, elsewhere); because he hits some sensitive points, some I agree with and some I would disagree with. Then again I have a suspicion that we're not in agreement politics wise.

This is a look at the Irish and how we're overextended in credit and heading for a recession. Not a difficult thing to predict and some of the points he makes about the ruling class/politicians being out of contact with the general populous sounds like the truth to me. Ireland has to face up to some of it's forthcoming problems. I think Mr McWilliams has a somewhat simplistic view of the way things work.

I found the first two thirds interesting but the last third just made me quite annoyed with his rampant generalisations.
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wyvernfriend | 1 annan recension | Nov 24, 2007 |
There are interesting snippets and quips in this one but I think he simplifies things way too much. Yes he has some points in that Irish people are spending too much and not thinking about the future but he seems to want to pretend that he's above all this and he isn't, he's part of it. Indeed protectionism failed Ireland and the rampant emigration that plagued this country until the 90's still has scars but things can't be as simple or as meaningless as he makes it out to be. At one stage he's complaining about stereotypes and at another he's enforcing them. Yes Dublin is a traffic disaster but only forward thinking, reliable public transport can save that mess. Yes people own too much and have re-mortgaged their re-mortgage but that's because of the way the taxes are set up and the fact that this country encourages dishonesty.
Interesting but needs a decent dose of salt with it. It earned a few extra points for making me chuckle. It also apparently echoes an American economist.
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Verk
9
Medlemmar
228
Popularitet
#98,697
Betyg
½ 3.4
Recensioner
4
ISBN
21

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